Mental health advice for coping after a traumatic event
The Ministry of Health has developed two resources with 1737 (the national mental health and addictions helpline number) to assist those in mental distress as a result of the traumatic event in Christchurch. The resources are available in Arabic and English.
Enabling Good Lives Q&A: How can we use EGL principles in our work now?
This month, we asked David from our children and youth team: How can we apply Enabling Good Lives (EGL) principles now? Read David’s insight.
We're now members of the Accessibility Tick Programme
We're proud to be the first organisation from the disability sector to join the Accessibility Tick Programme. Working with Access Advisors will help us become a more inclusive organisation sooner, and one that supports disabled people towards economic independence. Read the official statement from our CEO regarding this exciting journey of ours.
Tuhono ki marae: building pathways for Maori
Our new Tuhono ki Marae programme will mobilise more than 40 marae across Auckland to get to the heart of how we can support Maori with disabilities in their communities. This quarter, we're starting in South Auckland at Manurewa Marae
New referral form for professionals
Our new online referral form for GPs, specialists, teachers, social workers and other professionals is easy to use and fully accessible.
Find out your respite options in your community
Taking a break is essential in the overall health and wellbeing of your family. Here's a list of respite options for disabled people and their carers in Auckland.
Our festive season closure dates
Our office will close for the festive season from 5pm Friday 21 December and will reopen on Thursday 3 January.
While we're away for the holiday season, here's what you can do if you need support.
Celebrate International Disability Day and Tofa Mamao launch with us!
Come along and celebrate our awesome community and the launch of the Pacific collective we helped form with PIASS Trust: Tofa Mamao. It will be a fab night of performances, food, demos and more.
We're now available at Starship Hospital
Young patients receiving care at Starship and their families can now get onsite support from us. Find out more about our latest community presence work.
Upskilling for tomorrow: PATH and Map training
For the first time, a handful of our staff were joined by people with disabilities to learn about PATH and Map graphics facilitation--two unique tools that use images to draw out our clients' goals and show how they can come true.
South Korean welfare and disability officials visit Taikura
High level officials from Chungnam, South Korean dropped by last month to get a closer look at disability services in Auckland.
We are Taikura Trust
Three moms from different backgrounds tell us how we've touched their lives. We've partnered with Attitude Media to help us share real stories from real people. Watch our video.
A good life
“Dad wanted to raise our family in New Zealand because it's a safe place to live in,” says Michelle as she recalls the big move they made from Taiwan when she was 12-years-old. “And I was like, ‘sure!’”
The road home
Maxwell once joined the relentless stream of Aucklanders looking for an affordable place to rent. But he wasn’t searching for just any home. Maxwell had lived in residential services since he was five-years-old and was ready for greater independence.